A good strategy is to get witnesses to describe the scene, and quote their words. Thus, if you are intervewing someone at his house and you want to record the fact that the sounds of the children playing in the next room are so loud that it's annoying, you might quote your source saying, "Alphonsus! Stop strangling Petunia. Or do it outside, Daddy's talking with The Setonian."
Unless you are a character in a movie from the 1940s, never use "This reporter" in your news articles. (In a pinch, you could write "The Setonian asked" if it is vital to know the answer came in response to a direct question.)
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